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Recap - Chiefs Defeat San Diego 21-14

The Chiefs were Week 1 winners on Monday, coming out on top of the Chargers by a score of 21-14 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Chiefs were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 4 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 45.5.

Matt Cassel completed 10 of 22 pass attempts for 68 yards and 1 TD for the Chiefs in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Ryan Mathews rushed for 75 yards for San Diego, while Mike Tolbert added 26 yards. Philip Rivers threw for 298 yards for the Chargers, while receivers Legedu Naanee and Antonio Gates had 110 and 76 yards respectively.

Kansas City was outgained by San Diego 389-197 yards in Monday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 18-9 by the Chargers.

Kansas City lost the time of possession battle 37:28/22:32, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Next game, Kansas City takes its act on the road to face Cleveland looking for another win. For San Diego, they head home to face Jacksonville.